A Chess Match, MDI, And My Experience

It was getting intense. He could see the winning move. He was too eager to just end it in the next move and claim victory in a hard-fought match. As he was going to make the killing move, I said “Check.” All his joy changed into despair, he didn’t see it coming. There was no way out of the vicious repetitions. He had 2 minutes extra on the clock and couldn’t take a draw. Three repetitions had happened and he was aghast. Didn’t shake hands and just went away disgracefully. I was happy to get a draw but not so happy with his behaviour.

The same evening when I was having dinner, someone came and sat beside me. I was too busy eating. A voice came, “ sorry man”. I looked and realized he was the same guy. I asked, “for what?” “For whatever happened after the match, it was a good match and you played really well”, he said. “Oh don’t be sorry, such things happen in the heat of competition, you also played really well.” And we got to know each other over the dinner.

This is the life at MDI Gurgaon – extremely competitive but all in a good spirit at the end of the day – just like ABG group where so many companies coexist helping each other grow in a highly competitive and positive environment. I am loving this culture and it is helping me to achieve my best self. I will be able to make the most of my abilities if I find a similar environment at my workplace. I believe that I’ll find a similar culture in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail limited where top fashion brands like Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Peter England, etc. compete with each other in a positive spirit. There are many offerings that are common to all these brands and make them compete for the market share. Just like all the sections in my college feel a bond because of the tag “MDI”, I believe, a similar connect must be felt by these brands as they all come under “ADITYA BIRLA GROUP”. It will be a dream come true for me to be a part of such a big and diverse group where the bond shared by the companies prepares the ground for healthy competition within and among the companies.

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